Month: March 2018

Ill-Gotten Games By B.V. Lawson

Ill-Gotten Games By B.V. Lawson   Law, order and justice are the cornerstones of a civilized society.  Without them, things can quickly progress to chaos and anarchy.  That being said, justice can often be interpreted in many different ways, or be missing altogether.  For instance, being falsely convicted of a crime which one did not commit is one of the greatest miscarriages of justice which exists.  It will in turn lead to a lack of confidence in a justice system which is designed to maintain law and order.  For that very reason, the purveyors of the criminal justice system...

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The Dead Wake Anthology By: Ellie Douglas

The Dead Wake Anthology by Ellie Douglas Goodreads   What does travelling in outer space, visiting babies at the hospital and eating KFC at the mall all have in common?  Give up?  They are all ideal locations for flesh eating zombies to infiltrate- that’s what!  In her work, The Dead Wake Anthology, author Ellie Douglas presents 10 very imaginative and perfectly creepy tales of the undead.  If you are a fan of horror and the zombie genre, then this collection of stories is absolutely a must read! There can be little doubt that zombies are a popular topic in...

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Winter Arrives: Secrets in the Snow By: Roz Marshall

Winter Arrives: Secrets in the Snow By:  Roz Marshall Book Review: Do you really have any idea of what you are truly capable of doing?  Do any of us?  There can be little doubt that we all have our own unique comfort zones and loathe the idea of stepping outside of them.  However, what if we are not given a choice?  Will we step up to the challenge…or sink back into the familiar shadows?  In her short story, Winter Arrives: Secrets in the Snow, Roz Marshall presents just such a conundrum.  If you are a fan of the underdog,...

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A Comparison between EBooks and Paperback: Does it Make a Difference?

A Comparison between EBooks and Paperback: Does it Make a Difference? Reading is an essential aspect of life and more people are taking it up as a hobby at any age. With that being said, the coming of the digital age brought about a variety of reading innovations along with it. Paperback books came first and seemed to be unrivalled for a while until modern technology came up with virtual books, or eBooks that people seemed to take to with unbridled enthusiasm. After all, these virtual books allowed avid readers to have as many books as they wanted and...

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A Flicker of Shadows By: M.N. Seeley

A Flicker of Shadows By: M.N. Seeley What do you get when you mix an Inspector, a lunatic and a bat (yes…a bat) together?  Give up?  You get one heck of an awesome story- that’s what!  Author M.N. Seeley has penned a unique and excellent piece of literary fiction with his book, A Flicker of Shadows.  If you enjoy being transported back in time to a land of intriguing suspense and contrasting realities, then this book is just what you are looking for. As always, I will attempt to give an appropriate summation of the book without actually giving...

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Books Reviewed This Year

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Akea - The Power of Destiny
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what it actually means to be "different"?  To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow.  To be true to …
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Wham!
it was amazing
"First they came for the communists,

And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

And I did not…

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5-star-reviews

Doctor Hydenberg
really liked it
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience.  The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window.  A life full of missed opportunities and w…
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4-star-reviews

The Haunting of Hope House
it was ok
Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape?  Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life.  Unfortunately, pe…

A Fine Death
it was amazing
Have you ever felt as if your entire life was spinning out of control?  Where absolutely nothing was going right and everything you touched turned to stone?  A gloomy cloud overhead which virtually follows your every move.  All of your r…
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5-star-reviews

Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
it was amazing
What do you get when you mix vampires, a hitman, a grief stricken mother recently released from a mental institution who is bent on revenge- and a plump little angel with the appearance of a pigeon?  You get one fantastic story…that’s …
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5-star-reviews

Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
it was amazing

If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?  Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself?  What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
really liked it
There can be little doubt that childhood is an exciting and wonderful time.  It is filled with a variety of fresh and new experiences which are approached with a childlike innocence.  Be that as it may, such youthful exuberance can be qu…
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4-star-reviews

Virus
really liked it
Have you ever considered what could possibly be strong enough to destroy human civilization as we know it?  Perhaps nuclear war?  Famine? Disease and pestilence?  The possibilities are many, and not very pleasant to ponder.  When thinkin…
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4-star-reviews

The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
liked it
What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effor…
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3-star-reviews




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